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Getting Around

Heading from Höfn toward Egilsstaðir, the Ring Road cuts inland at Breiðdalsvík, while coastal road Route 96 continues to Stöðvarfjörður and Fáskrúðsfjörður, then on through a 6km (3 3/4 miles) tunnel to Reyðarfjörður. However, the most direct route between Höfn and Egilsstaðir uses the Route 939 shortcut. Soon to be upgraded and incorporated into the Ring Road, Route 939 connects with it at the head of Berufjörður, northwest of Djúpivogur, and reconnects with it 43km (27 miles) south of Egilsstaðir. Though it is a rough gravel road, Route 939 is manageable, and the alternative stretch of the Ring Road is not entirely paved either. The Route 939 shortcut bypasses everything in this section except for Djúpivogur, which is also the gateway to Papey island. From Egilsstaðir, the fastest route to Fáskrúðsfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður is via Rtes. 92 and 96, past Reyðarfjörður.

From June through August, Þingvallaleið (tel. 511-2600; www.bustravel.is) runs a daily bus connecting Höfn and Egilsstaðir via Djúpivogur, Berunes, and Breiðdalsvík. From September through May, no buses connect Höfn and Egilsstaðir. From Egilsstaðir, however, Austfjarðaleid (tel. 477-1713; www.austfjardaleid.is) has buses year-round on weekdays to Breiðdalsvík, Stöðvarfjörður, and Fáskrúðsfjörður.

Visitor Information

The Djúpivogur information center (tel. 478-8220; www.djupivogur.is; June-Aug daily 10am-6pm) is at the Langabúð museum by the harbor. Breiðdalsvík's information center (tel. 475-6660; Mon-Fri 8am-noon and 1-5pm) is at Ásvegur 32; the Hótel Bláfell, Sólvellir 14 (tel. 475-6670; www.blafell.is), is another good source. Tourist information for Stöðvarfjörður is handled at the Fáskrúðsfjörður Ráðhús (City Hall), Hafnargata 2 (tel. 470-9000; www.fjardabyggd.is). This office also covers the area further north, including Eskifjörður, Reyðarfjörður, Neskaupstaðir, and Mjóifjorður.

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